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GUILTY! Tom Brady or Hillary Clinton?

Pants on Fire

Hillary Disposed of Many Cell Phones, Servers, and Destroyed Government Property and Documents to Hide Her Guilt.

Lied under Oath to Congress Multiple Times.

Lied to the American People for 40 Years!

Responsible for the Death of 4 Brave Americans in Benghazi!

********Penalty:  Nada!  Zip!********

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Tom Brady* “Disposed of His Cell Phone” Supposedly Hiding Evidence!

 

Accused of the horrible “Crime” of Deflating a Football!

Penalty:  Suspended 4 Games, $2,000,000 Loss In Salary

 

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This is brought to you by your Obama/Lynch/Comey Justice System & the NFL

 

*For those who do not follow NFL Football, Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, was accused of conspiring to deflate footballs, that were used in his games, below the NFL League standards.  The League President found him guilty and suspended him without pay and fined his team owner $1,000,000!  The NFL found that destroying his cell phone was evidence of Brady’s attempt to destroy “evidence” that would have proved he conspired to deflate footballs!!!  Even though, they had no corroborating evidence!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

 

 

Trump is Right to Call Out Judicial Politicization & RINO Backlash

The Judiciary Was Not Intended

to Influence Presidential Elections

 

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The Judiciary Was Not Intended to Promote a Political Agenda

Why the GOP Hypertension and Overreaction to Trump’s Calling out of Judge Curiel’s Ethnicity Was Counter-Conservative

Focus:  Donald Trump’s call out of the “Mexican” United States District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over the Trump University “class action” lawsuit in San Diego, California, has brought Trump’s outgoing nature to the forefront once again.  I am not going to discuss the case itself as that will take care of itself over time, probably on appeal.  But rather, I will focus on the Left’s use of “every weapon in their arsenal” to go after Republican Candidates.  And, as a corollary, I will discuss the giddiness of Republicans, who like to hear themselves talk, to quickly jump on the left’s bashing of a GOP candidate.  Finally, I will put forth some thoughts why the GOP “Conservatives” need to support the prevention of appointing judicial activists to the Federal Bench at all levels. 

Democrat Left Wing Arsenal-Now Includes the Judiciary & Corporate Blackmail:

In politics it is apparent that almost nothing is off-limits.  The Democrat Left has been able to create the rules that Republicans now play by and seem happy to do so. 

Judicial Activism:  In the Trump University cases, the Left is using the judiciary in two States to try to impugn the business integrity of Trump.  The NY Attorney General is a left-wing operative who has no lost love for any conservative and has particular animus for Trump.  The Federal Judge in San Diego was or is a member of the La Raza Lawyers of San Diego and oversaw the gift of a law school scholarship to an illegal alien.  So much for a Federal Judge adhering to Federal Law!

The National La Raza organization is a political activists group who is opposed to deporting illegal aliens and the building of a wall on our southern border among other key immigration issues.  The plaintiff’s attorneys are documented Clinton supporters and have given substantial sums ($600K+) to Hillary’s campaign and to the Clinton’s foundations.  The Trump legal team has alleged that the Federal Judge in San Diego, Curiel, has consistently and in a biased manner, ruled against Trump University.  From Trump’s point of view, the New York and California cases are both politically motivated and tied to his GOP Presidential Campaign. 

Corporate Blackmail-PGA:  In this past week, Trump was notified by the PGA that their 54 year tournament at Doral would be moved to Mexico City.  The PGA used a clause in their long-term contract with Trump that if the PGA could not find a sponsor for the event at Doral they were free to move the tournament.  This is after a multi-million dollar renovation of Doral, under the guidance and approval by the PGA, by Trump Doral, over the past two years.  Cadillac was the previous sponsor and stated that their decision to pull out was not “political”. 

I am sorry, but even if this happened to Hillary Clinton I would not believe for a second that the decision by Cadillac and the PGA was nothing but Political!  The left will continue to use these types of boycotts all the way through the election in November in an attempt to either shine a bad light on Trump’s operations or make him lose so much money that he loses interest in the Presidential campaign, or both.  The outcry from conservatives over the PGA dropping Trump was non-existent!  As Usual.

So Why Is Trump Calling Out a Federal Judge?

Blind Justice with Dog

Four points. 

One, Trump is calling out the Left’s use of judicial activism as a political tool.  Trump clearly feels that Judge Curiel’s past support for La Raza et. al. is biasing his judgement in the prosecution of the Trump University suit.  La Raza and their affiliates are “Hispanic” focused organizations that support illegal immigration, open borders, benefits for illegal immigrants, the Dream Act and other such legislation.  Trump’s tough stand on illegal immigration and the building of a southern border wall are antithetical to the La Raza organizations. 

Two, GOP immediately grabs onto the Political Correctness Banner against one of their own!  When Trump called out Curiel as “Mexican” or of Mexican decent, the right, including Newt Gingrich and others, immediately came out ON TELEVISION condemning Trump and his “prejudiced”, “racist” comments about a Judge of Mexican decent born in the US.  Trump is merely questioning the lack of IMPARTIALITY of a specific person, and is not indicting a whole ethnic group!  Trump is questioning the motivation for lack of IMPARTIALITY by a specific person and is not indicting a whole ethnic group!  It is pretty sad to see the lack of depth and conviction in our political elders. 

IT ALSO DISAPPOINTING THAT NEWT DID NOT PICK UP HIS PHONE,

AND NOT A MIC ON THE TALK SHOWS!

Three, That the GOP who are condemning Trump, are displaying the worst form of Pandering!   The GOP is so paranoid of offending one single Hispanic voter, they break out in hives and blisters when one of their “own” makes a statement that they think may cost them a vote or a Senate or House seat!  Their “concern” is for the lost vote and not for the individuals within the ethnic group!  This is the real reason the GOP cannot attract the Hispanic voter, they do not believe the GOP is sincere, because they aren’t!  Trump is the premier advocate for both legal Blacks and Hispanics in terms of improving their opportunities for education, jobs and achieving the American Dream!  What has the GOP or Democrats done for Blacks and Hispanics lately?  NOTHING!  Trump is the lone voice for stopping the exporting of needed jobs and for stopping the unfettered influx of illegal immigrants who flood our scarce employment market with cheap labor to the detriment of US citizens. 

Four and most important, that appointments to the Federal Judiciary matter!  The GOP Senate has given into Democrat rule changes that basically make judicial appointments automatic.  Trump was hammered by the GOP “conservatives” regarding his appointments to the Supreme Court.  Trump responded by naming 11 or so potential candidates to the Supreme Court who were conservative constitutionalist.  Why then, when Trump questions the activist nature of Federal Judges that were nominated by Obama and approved by a GOP Senate, do those same Senators and other “conservatives” feel that Trump is biased against Hispanics when he is pointing directly at political activism by political appointees! 

Federal Judgeships are the “minor leagues” for the Supreme Court.  It is important to vet candidates properly and to weed out activists.  RACE, ETHNIC ORIGIN, RELIGION OR SEXUAL PREFERENCE are not the issue.  The issue is whether a judge will apply the law without prejudice.  Period.

 

Trump sees the Trump U case as much more than a 6 plaintiff “class action” lawsuit.

  To Trump, this is an example of POLITICAL JUDICIAL ACTIVISM that he abhors. 

To Trump, any US citizen could be subjected to Judicial Overreach and harmed immeasurably.  In fact, many have already. 

To Trump, this is a battle to either embrace Conservatism, “Blind Justice for All”, or give in to political expediency where votes outweigh the principle. 

We will see how long it takes

for the “conservatives” to get it!

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tip

 

http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/01/judge-presiding-over-trump-university-case-is-member-of-la-raza-lawyers-group/

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/sports/2016/06/01/pga-moving-tournament-from-trump-doral-golf-course-to-mexico-city/

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/obama-leaves-his-mark-the-federal-bench

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/GonzaloCuriel-PublicQuestionnaire.pdf

 

 

Is Bill Kristol Trying to Salvage His Father’s Legacy, Irving Kristol?

Is Bill Kristol’s Vendetta Against Donald Trump

Personal, or Ideological?

Bill and Irving Kristol

Irving Kristol                      Bill Kristol

Irving Kristol once described a Neo-Conservative as:

“a liberal who has been mugged by reality”

Irving Kristol was the father of William (Bill) Kristol who is best known as the founder and editor of the Weekly Standard and now the archnemesis of Donald Trump and his 2016 Presidential bid.  Irving Kristol had been dubbed the “godfather of Neo-Conservatism”.  His son Bill, has followed in his father’s footsteps and continues to expound the virtues and values of neo-conservatism.

It Appears, that Bill Kristol Views Donald J. Trump as the Potential Destroyer of

Neo-Conservatism and the Demise of Irving Kristol’s Legacy.

Origins of Neo-Conservatism: (aka “Neocons”)

  • The Neo-Conservative movement coalesced in the 1960’s and many of its followers became known and active in Presidential administrations from 1970 through 2008.  Neo-Conservatism peaked during the administrations of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

  • Many of the early Neo-Conservatives were disillusioned Democratic politicians like Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who served in the Nixon Administration, and Jeane Kirkpatrick, who served in the Reagan Administration. 

  • Irving Kristol was one of the early “crafters” of the movement and described Neo-Conservatism “not an ideology, but a “persuasion,” a way of thinking about politics rather than a compendium of principles and axioms“.  Irving Kristol supported an FDR type of a limited welfare state; believed in supply-side economics but felt it had to be “tempered” (controlled by government intervention), by “political philosophy, moral philosophy, and even religious thought. 

  • Leo Strauss, like Kristol, was an early crafter of Neo-Conservative thought.  He was a professor of political science who influenced students such as Bill Kristol, John Podhoret, and military strategist Paul Wolfowitz.  For Professor Strauss, he believed in the spirit of the Greek classics, and argued that the American “Founding Fathers” were correct in their understanding of the classics in their principles of justice. For Strauss, political community is defined by convictions about justice and happiness rather than by sovereignty and force.

Neo-Conservative Belief System:

  • Foreign Policy: 

    • Neo-Conservatives are military interventionists and generally believe in a more aggressive foreign policy that includes regime change and democratization of the Middle East.

    • During the Cold War, New-Conservatives believed that the US should engage more aggressively against the Soviet Union in order to defeat communism.

    • Neo-Conservatives opposed George H.W. Bush’s withdrawal from Iraq unless he took our Saddam Hussein.  They were disappointed when he pulled out without regime change.

    • Following 9/11, George W. Bush adopted a full pallet of Neo-Conservative foreign policy ideas.  The Neo-Conservatives were instrumental in his invasion of Iraq and his removal of Hussein from power.  Bush had also been persuaded to pursue Iran and North Korea but the Iraqi war bogged down any further actions in additional theatres. 

    • In 2009, Jonathan Clarke described Neo-Conservatism as “a tendency to see the world in binary good/evil terms a low tolerance for diplomacy, a readiness to use military force, an emphasis on US unilateral action, a disdain for multilateral organizations and a focus on the Middle East.”

  • Domestic/Economic Policy:

    • Neoconservatives positions on social issues are mixed with some holding to liberal positions on social matters, and are unlikely to agree with religious conservatives on issues like abortion, prayer in school and same-sex marriage. 

    • Strauss Neo-Conservatives tend to agree with religious and cultural conservatives on social issues. Neo-Conservatives differ from libertarians in that the former tends to support Big government policies to further their objectives, and to support intrusions on personal liberty as George W. Bush’s 2001 Patriot act. 

    • Neo-Conservatism generally endorses free international markets and capitalism, favoring supply-side economics.

    • But, Neo-Conservatives do not necessarily feel that budget deficits are bad and favor a growth of government as needed.  Irving Kristol believed that in order to safeguard democracy, government intervention and budget deficits may be required. 

    • Neo-Conservatives also believe that the economy only makes up part of our lives, the economy must not be allowed to take over and entirely dictate to our society.  In other words, some enlightened (governmental) intervention may be needed to steer the economy so as not to overshadow our need to guide individuals in an economic moral direction.

    • Neo-Conservatives believe that capitalism creates inherent disparities and to reduce, though certainly not to eliminate, such disparities, neoconservatives support the graduated income tax, the inheritance tax, the modern welfare state, and other means by which a social “safety net” might be placed underneath society’s less-fortunate members.

Enter Donald J. Trump

  • Foreign Policy Differences:

    • Trump’s disagreement with Neo-Conservatives on foreign policy is very apparent if you have followed Trump’s campaign.  Trump is a non-interventionist unless US interests are at stake while Neo-Conservatives believe that intervention should be used to promote democracy and eradicate dictators.

    • Trump disagrees with George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq.  There were no overwhelming US self interests at stake other than a possibility that Hussein had nuclear weapons.  Bush saw Hussein as evil and sought regime change and the democratization of Iraq.

    • Trump disagrees with the whole concept of regime change and the overlay of democracy in the Middle East and elsewhere.

    • Trump and the Neo-Conservatives do agree on the need for a strong military.  But, Trump wants it as a deterrent (Reagan) while Neo-Conservatives want it for regime change (Bush).

  • Social and Economic Differences:

    • Trump differs in his support of pro-life issues versus the Neo-Conservatives hands off policy.

    • Trump and Neo-Conservatives may be closer in support of gay-marriage and LGBT issues.

    • Trump does not appear to favor Big Government and would like to scale back the Department of Education, the EPA, and the Department of Energy.  Neo-Conservatives do not necessarily dislike big government in order to balance economic/social forces.

    • Trump is “America First” on immigration issues while Neo-Conservatives are pro open border.  Trump believes in building a border wall and enforcing border integrity whereas the Neo-Conservatives do not.

    • Trump is “American First” on Visa policies for H-1x as well as for Muslim and other refugees coming into the country.  Trump favors using H-1x Visas only when we have a real shortage of US workers.  Trump favors a strong vetting process for foreign entry Visas and refugees.  Neo-Conservatives favor H-1x programs.

    • Trump supports “Fair Trade” versus “Free Trade” and supports America First policies over globalization.  Neo-Conservatives support our current “Free Trade” globalist policies.

Trump’s American Vision is quite different than that of the Neo-Conservatives, and thus is a threat to the inroads the Neo-Conservatives have made since the 1960’s! 

Ideology vs Results:  It can be argued that Irving Kristol’s and Strauss’s vision for America is not what Neo-Conservatism promised.  Today, the Middle East is a disaster thanks in a large part to the Bush interventionist policies; our loss of manufacturing jobs are a direct result of the globalist, open border Neo-Conservative vision; and much of our financial deficits can be traced to rapidly expanded social programs, under a Republican President and Congress, for both illegal immigrants and welfare recipients in this country.  Granted, Obama’s policies have been equally as disastrous to our economy and our world security as those of the Neo-Conservatives. 

View From the Kristol World: But, if you are Bill Kristol, and you see an “interloper” like Trump enter the scene with no real philosophical, pro Neo-Conservative creds, you feel that the world would cease to exist if Trump were elected. 

The policies of Hillary Clinton and the left are more aligned with the Neo-Conservatives than are those of Trump’s America First policies.  Hillary would be an interventionist, support open borders, support open H-x Visas, and bring refugees in by the droves. 

Afterthought:

I kept hearing Bill Kristol, others from the Weekly Standard, National Review, the Bush crowd and others, saying that Donald Trump’s views were NOT Conservative even though I related Trump’s views with my views of conservatism.  (see Reagan)  It was not until researching this article that I realized that all of these wise people were touting Neo-Conservativism, an offshoot of the Democrat party, rather than traditional Conservatism that I grew up with under Goldwater and Reagan. 

 

 

Hat Tips:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/neocon-101-what-do-neoconservatives-believe/6483

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoconservatism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Kristol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kristol

http://www.britannica.com/topic/neoconservatism

http://www.conservapedia.com/Neoconservatism

 

 

Trump Channeling Martin Luther King Jr., “I have a dream…”

Governor Susana Martinez is not a “Woman” or an “Hispanic” to Trump, She is the Governor of New Mexico

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Trump’s Criticism of the Martinez Record, was Based on a Lack of Economic Achievement in New Mexico; Not a Calculated Pandering to the “First Hispanic, Female Governor”

Trump’s Criticism of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Lack of Economic Achievement Proves Trump View of Success or Failure is Not Based on Gender or Race/National Origin!

Trump Views on Success or Failure is Solely Based on Performance!

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream for America

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Are we to assess the Successes or Failures of WOMEN or HISPANICS based on their gender and national origin or on their CHARACTER, SUCCESSES AND FAILURES?

If I may humbly paraphrase Dr. King, the American Dream, and the promise of our Constitution, is that everyone’s value is solely based on their CHARACTER, rather than their gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, or economic status.  

Character” in Trump’s business consciousness, means that one meets or exceeds the critical success factors for the business venture or for one’s assigned tasks. 

Trump lives this “dream of character assessment” as a core business principle that drives his assessment of his own success or failure, and his employees’ success or failure in their assigned roles. 

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When Trump criticized Governor Martinez, all of the pundits, PC police, RINOs, and even some of Trump’s well meaning advisors, shuddered that Trump just DUMPED on THE FIRST FEMALE, HISPANIC GOVERNOR IN THE UNITED STATES!  Remarks like; “Trump just killed the Women Vote”, Trump just turned off the Hispanic Vote”, “Trump just lost New Mexico”, and more! 

Before the Trump rally in Albuquerque, NM, Trump looked at the economic stats for the State and found them lacking!  NM, as of January, 2016, had the 3rd highest number of people on food stamps in the nation, 144,768 people or 22% of its population.  He also called out the NM high unemployment rate and poor job creation.  He has done the same analysis and presentation for practically every State he has campaigned in.  His performance review is hand written, on half folded 8.5″x11″ sheets of paper. He pulls out his notes when he begins is rally remarks.  His economic indictments are of the Obama economy but also for shortfalls within the State.

Trump also criticized Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin just shortly before the GOP Wisconsin primary.  Trump lost in Wisconsin but never back-tracked on his comments or indicated he had second thoughts of saying what he really thought of Walker’s shortfalls!

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Ivanka Trump, speaking about her father’s criticisms or characterizations of women stated:  “You could also list a few comments he’s made about men that are unflattering. I think he’s highly gender neutral,” 

Post Mortem

Will Trump’s criticisms of Governor Martinez cause a backlash among Women and Hispanics?  Who knows, but probably not.  The MSM will play it up to the hilt as well as his RINO insider critics. 

In the end, Donald Trump was being Donald Trump.  Uncensored and unrehearsed. 

There is a an anachronism,

WYSIWYG

“What – You – See – Is – What – You – Get”! 

That should be on Trump’s Logo!  You want another 4-8 years of a “community activist teleprompter president?  Vote Hillary.  If Not, Hang-on and Vote Trump!

Trump Sign-WYSISYG

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

(1)Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream Speech

 

Hat Tips

http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/news/a32930/ivanka-trump-donald-trump-respects-women/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/01/17/cheat-sheet-states-with-most-food-stamps/21877399/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/05/25/donald-trump-new-mexico-gov-susana-martinez-not-job/

Limbaugh Trashes Media’s Capitalistic Trump Strategy–How about Shari’s Berries?

On Friday, following a call from a Cruz supporter making the case that the media has been treating Ted Cruz unfairly vis-à-vis Trump, Rush made a case that the media, broadcast and cable TV and others, have been “using” Trump to pump their own ratings and profits. 

OK.  So, given that the media is supposed to hate Republicans and support only Democrats, they are not totally stupid! 

If they can make a buck they will make a buck especially when someone else, Trump, is doing all of the work. 

It is called Capitalism. 

People, Viewers, want to hear more Trump.  The media are giving them what they want, more uncensored Trump! 

And guess what, people watch, advertisers pour in, along with the $$$!

Rush commented that the Trump demand, (my comment, created by Trump) drives coverage, drives ratings and drives profits and it is a self-perpetuating circle.  Rush said:

“You can get news in any way, shape manner or form.  The network television guys and the cable news guys don’t own it anymore and, as such, they’ve suffered massive audience erosion — Fox News excluded here — and massive financial drain.  So what has happened, they have found gold in Trump.  Trump attracts and holds an audience like they can’t.” 

“So they now know that eyeballs are watching them, and they’re doing it, and it’s happening because they’re carrying Trump, and so the beast feeds on itself.  And if Trump is the reason for say, a cable news revival or a particular network revival, then more Trump is what we want.  And then more Trump after that.” (1)

Rush was portraying the media’s pushing of “Trump Time” as being insincere and only being driven by viewership and profits.  REALLY!!  Of course the media will react to a cash cow when the cow walks into their pasture! 

Rush, Capitalism and Loyalty: 

I found Rush’s missives impugning the media’s profit motivation a bit disingenuous in light of his being FLUKED by his advertisers in 2012, then his subsequent welcoming back of those same advertisers today.

On February 29, 2012, Rush reacted, rightly so, to Sandra Fluke testifying before Congress in support of contraceptives being included in Obamacare.  Rush referred to Fluke as a “prostitute” and a “slut”.  Sandra Fluke was and still is a shill for the Left’s Women’s Rights movement.  When you did the math regarding how much she paid per year for condoms, she was having sex 3 times a day!  So, Rush’s characterization of Fluke was colorful but not without some merit but the media firestorm caused Limbaugh to lose over 100 advertisers over a short period of time.

Many of US, rushed to Rush’s side and stopped using many of those advertisers and I still refrain from doing so to this day.  But, advertisers like Shari’s Berries, were welcomed back by Rush, I assume, for the purpose of increasing his profits!

That is perfectly fine with me but a little two-faced when he condemns the media for trying to increase their profits.

Trump is the master at creating media demand for himself, his candidacy and causes.  No one is stopping the other candidates from emulating Trump’s tactics if they have the talent and MESSAGE.  He expertly uses social media to create the demand then has huge events to drive interest and medial coverage.  Trump is bigger than life and people, viewers, listeners and readers, can’t get enough.  I dare say that Rush’s own audiences have increased due to the hyperbole surrounding the 2016 Republican Presidential race. 

Would any broadcast or cable channel have had over 20,000,000 views for a televised debate without Trump?  NOPE!  The debate he skipped on Fox dropped to around 12,000,000 views when the other Fox debates drew in excess of 18,000,000 viewers. 

I can just picture a Jeb, Rubio and Cruz debate drawing maybe 8,000,000 viewers, Maybe!  Snore! 

It is hard for Rush to view this race except through the prism that Cruz is a conservative and everyone else is not; Cruz is the best thing since sliced bread and everyone needs to see that; Cruz has been mal-treated and maligned by the GOP, media and Trump; Cruz is the only one qualified to be the President of the United States in this cycle. 

But, Cruz cannot convince the GOP voters of this!

The other fact Rush left out when discussing the media and its quest for profits, is that the media today is no longer about news.  The 24 hours per day “news cycle” is actually less than an hour of actual hard news and everything else is commentary or punditry!  In other words, it is ENTERTAINMENT.  Someone has to pay the bills to keep the lights on, like an “Obscene Profit Time Out”!  (Rush’s phrase used when he has to take a commercial break)

The media now has to deal with free social media so the last thing the broadcast and cable media will do is kill the cash cow.  Why analyze and try to tell audiences what Trump just said?  We don’t need the media to interpret for us.  We all speak English!  We all know that the political season is all about sound bites with little substance.  We see what the candidates have done in their lives, and can draw our own conclusions.

The only difference this year is someone, Trump, is making politics and current events and issues interesting!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

Hat Tips

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/rush-limbaugh-over-40-advertisers-flee-host-says-everythings-cool/

http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/02/limbaugh-advertisers-that-left-after-fluke-controversy-still-using-his-brand/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/21/rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke-advertisers_n_2923643.html

(1)  http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/04/29/cruz_trump_and_the_media

Limbaugh On Boehner Lucifer Comment, Pence and More…

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Rush Triples Down on Cruz Advocacy!

Rush is adamant that he is remaining neutral on the 2016 Republican Presidential Primaries.  Maybe Rush needs to have someone who is a disinterested third-party give him some honest feedback.  The real issue for Rush is that his bias for Cruz is clouding his ability to analyze current events accurately and to objectively see Cruz has others see him.  Rush needs to ask himself the questions, “Why don’t I understand the real motivation behind Trump supporters and why Ted Cruz cannot gain any traction”?  Here are a couple of recent campaign events that Rush just flatly got wrong!

Boehner-Lucifer Comment:

Speaker Boehner, speaking at an event at Stanford University this week described Ted Cruz as:  “Lucifer in the flesh.”  Then Boehner went on to say, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

This comment was no surprise as practically all establishment Republicans and the Congressional Republicans have disdain for Cruz and his approach to the government shutdown and other tactics.  They feel that he is a “grandstander”, and show boats for his own political gain.  (With the GOP Congress at about a 12% approval rate, I am not sure any of them are able to take much of a high moral ground!)

That said, Rush concluded that the Boehner remarks, and his apparent support for Trump over Cruz, would be a big benefit for Cruz as Boehner is the epitome of the “establishment” and, paraphrasing, would give Cruz “street creds” as an anti-establishment candidate.  But…

  • The only people who see this as a benefit for Cruz are the died in the wool Cruz supporters like Limbaugh and Levin. 

  • The Trump supporters see the comments as a confirmation that Cruz is not a team player, cannot motivate others to join his position, and deepens their distrust of Ted based on the fact that only a handful of his Congressional colleagues have backed him. 

  • The Republican establishment totally agree with Boehner!  So, how is this going to help Cruz?

In the past few weeks, Cruz had been working delegate rules in various states in an attempt to Stop Trump.  His efforts have not been opposed by the Stop Trump GOP Establishment so Cruz has been even more successful at pealing off 2nd ballot delegates that one would have thought possible. 

Cruz’s reaction to Boehner’s comments was to slam the Speaker, and by extension, the GOP Establishment.  OK.  But, the people Cruz needs at the convention are, you guessed it, those same GOP insiders that support Boehner!  For someone who is supposed to be brilliant, this reaction by Cruz was not in his own best interest.  Sometimes it is best to just walk away and ignore comments like these. 

Everyone already knew Boehner had nothing but contempt for Cruz so it would have been a 10 second spot on the 11:00 PM news.  But, Cruz kept the comments alive with his tweets and comments while lessening his chances of having the GOP continue help him to pick off more candidates and Stop Trump. 

Also, he played into Trump’s narrative of Cruz that none of his colleagues in Congress liked him! Cruz should have also been smart enough to see that after last Tuesday’s massive win for Trump, the GOP insiders, establishment and donor classes all but gave up on their Stop Trump movement.  His chances for continued institutional finance contribution are pretty much nil.

Rush overestimated any benefit that accrued to Cruz as a result of the Boehner comments.  In fact, Cruz’s reaction probably turned this into a net negative for Cruz and a benefit for Trump, but Rush would never agree with this!

Governor Mike Pence’s “Endorsement” of Cruz:

It was clear this morning listening to Rush that he had not previewed the two sound bites his staff had clipped of Governor Mike Pence regarding his very tepid “endorsement” of Cruz.  If Rush had listened to the clips, the first thing he would have realized was that this really was not an endorsement in the traditional sense but a statement that Pence would vote for Cruz next Tuesday.  There were no comments regarding campaigning for Cruz in Indiana like Scott Walker did in Wisconsin.

Rush told his staff to run soundbite 20 of the Pence endorsement.  The transcript from Rush’s website describes the conversation as follows:

RUSH: I want to get a couple bites in from Pence, Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, and his endorsement.  Sound bites 20 and 30.  Here is the first one.

PENCE:  I like and respect all three of the Republican candidates in the field.  I particularly want to commend Donald Trump, who I think has given voice to the frustration

RUSH:  Wait a minute, what?  (my comment, Rush caught off guard)

PENCE:  — of millions of working Americans with a lack of progress —

RUSH:  I thought this —  (my comment, Rush caught off guard)

PENCE:  — in Washington, DC. 

RUSH:  It says here —

PENCE:  And I’m also particularly grateful that Donald Trump has taken a strong stance for Hoosier jobs when we saw jobs in the Carrier company abruptly announce leaving Indiana not for another state, but for Mexico, I’m grateful, I’m grateful for his voice in the national debate.  Let me say I’ve come to my decision about who I’m supporting, and I’m not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the upcoming Republican primary.

(My Comment:  Rush clearly did not expect Pence to go on singing the praises of Donald Trump and when this sound bite finished, Rush was flustered and cut to a break.  He clearly wanted to hear the next sound bite from Pence before continuing)

RUSH:  Wow.  Okay.  I don’t have time to play, he goes on about Cruz, there’s another 40 seconds. I just don’t have time.  I’ll do it right when we get back, top of the next hour.  It says right here: “Pence endorses Cruz.”  I gotta take a break here.  I gotta be very careful on how I characterize — just hit the break, let’s go, Snerdley. 

After the break, Rush played both segments of the Pence promise to vote for Cruz:

PENCE:  I like and respect all three of the Republican candidates in the field. I particularly want to commend Donald Trump, who I think has given voice to the frustration of – of millions of working Americans with a lack of progress in Washington, DC. And I’m also particularly grateful that Donald Trump has taken a strong stand for Hoosier jobs when we saw jobs in the Carrier company abruptly announce leaving Indiana, not for another state, but for Mexico. I’m grateful, I’m grateful for his voice in the national debate. And let me say I’ve come to my decision about who I’m supporting, and I’m not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the upcoming Republican primary.

RUSH:  Okay, that first sound bite was 40 seconds, and then about 35 seconds into it, Ted Cruz was mentioned and mentioned as the candidate that Mike Pence is supporting.  Here is what he said next.

PENCE:  I see Ted Cruz as a principled conservative who’s dedicated his career to advocating the Reagan agenda. And I’m pleased to support him. I really admire the way Ted Cruz has been willing to stand up for taxpayers in opposing runaway spending, deficits, and debt, calling for and leading on repealing Obamacare. And I also have to tell you I’m very impressed with Ted Cruz’s devotion and knowledge of the Constitution of the United States, of the freedoms that are enshrined there in our Bill of Rights, from our liberties to our Second Amendment. And of course, I appreciate his strong and unwavering stand for the sanctity of life.

RUSH:  And so it is being dissected, as I mentioned on cable networks left and right, and I’m sure other places too, the analysis of this endorsement, and you’re gonna hear all kinds of takes on it.  I probably imagine you having your own reaction to it in one of a number of different ways.

While it is commendable that Rush viewed Pence’s promise to vote for Cruz as a resounding endorsement, however, not many others do.  Pence spent almost half of his statement praising Trump for actually setting the agenda for 2016 and for standing up for Indiana against Carrier Air Conditioning who is moving to Mexico!  Rush’s enthusiasm for Cruz once again led him to overstate a fact and really miss the impact, or lack thereof, of this event.

 Bobby Knight Endorsement of Trump:

In that same segment where rush was discussing the Pence pledge to vote for Cruz, Rush threw cold water on the real Endorsement by Bobby Knight of Donald Trump.  (A real endorsement includes actually working for the campaign on the trail and not merely voting for the candidate.)

Rush:  On the other side you have Trump, who was endorsed by Bobby Knight.  And Bobby Knight said that he doesn’t know if Trump is a Republican or Democrat and he doesn’t even know what a conservative is.  Bobby Knight: “Is a conservative a guy that goes to bed early?  Is a conservative a guy that goes to bed too early or too late and doesn’t get enough sleep?  I really don’t know what a conservative is.” 

Rush knows better than to try to deflect to ideology rather than state that the Knight endorsement was huge in Indiana.  No one in Indiana cares whether Bobby Knight knows the definition of what a conservative is.  Bobby Knight put Indiana on the map and everyone in the US who follows college sports knows that Knight is a giant in college basketball and a legend in Indiana.  Knight is seen as a WINNER.  This fits into Trump’s narrative of him being a winner and the US will once again become a winner.

Rush cannot seem to get back to his long hitting streak of calling events as they are.  He seems to be in a Cruz fog and cannot penetrate through to reality.  As a conservative, Rush should be focused on Clinton and her shortfalls rather than working on discrediting the frontrunner and supporting someone who will not win the GOP nomination.  I have written before, the GOP insiders hate Cruz worse than Trump and will make sure that if Trump is inevitable, he will win.  If Trump is not inevitable, they will use Cruz to go to a 2nd ballot and nominate Kasich if they can tear him away from the buffet line.  Cruz, Limbaugh and Levin are all living in a dream world devoid of reality.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/28/politics/john-boehner-ted-cruz-lucifer-stanford/index.html

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/04/29/pence_finally_endorses_cruz

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/source-indiana-gov-mike-pence-endorse-ted-cruz-n564811

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/limbaugh-john-boehner-lucifer-best/2016/04/28/id/726292/

Natural Born Citizen Requirement for President-Islamic King as President of the US?

President Hashim bin Hussein of Jordan

Since the U.S. Constitution was adopted over 200 years ago (1789); and, coupled with the fact that our world has certainly gotten smaller, facilitating marriages between men and women (now men and men and women and women) of differing nationalities; the definition of a “Natural Born Citizen” is becoming more and more relevant.  The latest two controversies involved the current President, Barack Obama, and Ted Cruz, currently running for President in the Republican 2016 primaries.  But, this is potentially just the tip of the iceberg. 

Recently, a Twitter post queried whether Prince Hashim bin Hussein of Jordan, who is in line to be the King of Jordan, is a natural-born citizen of the U.S. and this eligible to be the King of Jordan AND the President of the Unites States!!!  Technically, he meets the same criteria that has been applied to Obama and Cruz.  All 3 have a mother who is a US citizen and a foreign national father.  Prince Hashim’s mother is none other than Queen Noor, who was born in Washington DC as Lisa Najeeb Halaby.  She gave birth to two sons who technically could be a President of the United States and a member of the Royal Family of Jordan.

Without making any judgements on the Prince’s lineage, the question remains, is he as eligible as Barack Obama or Ted Cruz to run  for and become the President of the US?  I would assume that even though the Prince is currently a Jordanian citizen, he could assert his US citizenry?  Then, would the Prince’s children be natural-born citizens, or could they assert their own US citizenship merely due to their grandmother’s citizenship.

And the Politicians and Pundits make this sound so SIMPLE! 

Congress really needs to define “Natural Born“.  That should be interesting to watch!!!

 

RD Pierini

@rdpierini

 

 

Hat Tips

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural-born-citizen_clausehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural-born-citizen_clause

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Noor_of_Jordan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashim_bin_Hussein

#WTP-IF You Shoot a Bear, You Better Kill It! Repub. Elite Vs We the People

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What is at Stake for the Republican Elites Now?

The Republican Elites and their henchman Mitt Romney gambled and lost last week!  They put on, and are still pursuing, a KILL TRUMP’s CHANCES campaign!  The only problem is that this “strategy” is failing miserably. 

The RINO’s candidate of choice, Marco Rubio, (Kasich also but he is out of it) failed bigtime at this weekend’s primary and caucuses.  Oh yea, Marco was crowned “Emperador de Puerto Rico”.  Rubio placed 3rd in Kansas, Louisiana, Kentucky and 4th behind Kasich in Maine.  Even worse, in the important Michigan primary on Tuesday, Rubio is in 3rd place 5 point behind Cruz and 24 points behind frontrunner Donald Trump!  The polls in Mississippi for the primary on the same day show similar dismal results for Rubio and the Romney Elites!

The Bet that Failed!  Watch Out McConnell and Paul Ryan

Well, when you poke the bear, you better be prepared to kill it or run.  The idiotic play by Romney and the Republican donor class and elites not only ticked off the Trump supporters, but also the Cruz and quite possibly the Kasich supporters.  CPAC was also pretty unanimously up in arms at the play and were very vocal about their disdain for the RINOs at their CPAC conference.  In total, all of those who are ticked off are encapsulated in “We The People”! (#WTP)

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Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are now targets of #WTP and the non populist-conservative Republicans who are up for re-election or running for the first time are in for a bad surprise. 

This includes Paul Ryan himself who has a pretty safe district but will face a lot of disgruntled citizens at his rallies.  There are 24 seats in the Senate that are up for grabs including John McCain who said his last run would be his last, but his is a politician.  McCain is polling badly in Arizona and needs to be REPLACED in 2016.  Currently there are 4 candidates who have filed to run against McCain.

RD Pierini

Twitter:  @RDPierini

We The People:  #WTP

Hat Tips:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/06/ap-republican-leaders-starting-to-see-ted-cruz-as-best-anti-trump-alternative/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/06/the-theory-of-marco-rubio-breaks-against-reality/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/06/michigan-poll-puts-trump-clinton-in-front-despite-cruz-favored-over-trump-in-head-to-head-with-democrats/

 

 

 

 

Planned Parenthood-Stalking Brazilian Zika Babies to Kill-Pope Francis?

Pope Francis:  This is Your Continent and Homeland

Are You Going to Help Fight Against Planned Infanticide in Central and South America?

Planned Parenthood Hunting for More Babies to Slaughter

 

You may have heard of this Mosquito transmitted disease that causes microcephaly referred to as the Zika Virus.  This virus can cause babies to be born with an abnormally small head and a shortening of the infant’s life expectancy.  Brazil is now experiencing an infection t0tal of 3,718 cases where 68 babies have died.  Planned Parenthood’s goal is to kill as many of the 3,718 babies as possible! 

Planned Parenthood is using this tragedy to attempt to change the anti-abortion laws in many of the South American countries who MAY, or may not, see a rise of this disease in their countries.  El Salvador amended its constitution in 1999 to recognize the right to life from the moment of conception.  Several other South American countries have laws prohibiting any form of abortion.  Planned Parenthood International is promoting the legalizing of abortions through statements such as “Governments cannot, on the one hand, discourage pregnancy, while at the same time limiting their commitments to and funding for family planning and access to safe and legal abortion,” by Dee Redwine, Latin America regional director of Planned Parenthood Global. 

Planned Parenthood will not be Satisfied Until
They have a License to Kill Babies Throughout the World. 
Since 1970, Abortions have killed Babies Equal to the Entire Population of China!

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Need for Christian Outcry-Pope Francis Needs to Defend the Babies of His Homeland

This incursion by PP is happening in South America now.  The entire Christian World, and especially Pope Francis, needs to step up and support the Pro-Life laws that are being enforced in South America now.  PP is putting a lot of resources into this region to spread their Culture of Death.  Their infanticide scheme is support by none other than our United Nations! 

The United Nations agreement called the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development urges states where abortion is illegal “to consider amending their laws, regulations, strategies and public policies relating to the voluntary termination of pregnancy in order to protect the lives and health of women and adolescent girls, to improve their quality of life and to reduce the number of abortions.”

You read the last 6 words of the last paragraph correctly.  By making abortions legal, you will reduce the number of abortions.  Only PP and the UN could have the gall to make this asinine statement.

Please support stopping the spreading of the PP culture of death into all of South America.  PP has been Trying to Make In-Roads into South America for a Long Time. 

Time to Draw a Line in the Sand.

RD Pierini

Twitter:  @RDPierini

 

Watch the PP Video here (sounds pretty innocuous):  https://youtu.be/fgt3N18C5TU

 

Hat Tip

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/29/planned-parenthood-capitalizes-on-zika-tragedy-to-promote-abortion-in-latin-america/